21. Dezember 2013 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Damaskus: Notruf Yarmouk · Kategorien: Syrien

Action before it is too late: UN calls for lifting of Yarmouk camp in Damascus

Syrian army has besieged camp for a year as battles rage between rebels, pro-regime fighters.

‚20,000 remaining Palestinians have been trapped inside‘

BEIRUT – The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees on Friday called for the lifting of the Yarmouk camp in Damascus, saying thousands are trapped there and in dire need of aid.

The Syrian army has besieged the Yarmouk Palestinian camp for a year as battles rage inside the sprawling suburb in southern Damascus almost daily between rebels and pro-regime fighters.

The violence has prompted the exodus of tens of thousands of its 170,000 residents, with 20,000 still trapped inside the camp facing hardship and hunger, UNRWA said. […]“

via Middle East Online

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